Sea-Watch is looking for an intern for our fundraising team

Starting from April 2022, Duration: three months (longer periods possible for mandatory internships)

Sea-Watch e.V. has been providing civilian rescue services for refugees in distress in the Mediterranean since 2015. The situation is getting more and more acute, the work of the helpers on the ground is being made more difficult, both by European authorities and by the so-called Libyan coast guard. At the same time, thousands of people die at Europe’s borders every year – we cannot tolerate this. That is why Sea-Watch demands not only state-organised sea rescue but also safe and legal entry routes to the EU.

Do you identify with our vision and goals and would like to join our team of volunteers, employees and international activists?

Then apply as an intern in our fundraising-team and gain exciting and diverse insights into the work of a young and dynamic NGO! Our offices in Berlin are the interface between the missions in the central Mediterranean, our aerial reconnaissance mission on Lampedusa and the public relations work in German-speaking countries.

Your tasks:

  • Support the further development of existing fundraising instruments
  • Support in the acquisition of new donor target groups
  • Work as part of the team in the areas of sponsor memberships, donor loyalty, strategic development, administration, data maintenance, campaigns, etc.
  • Maintaining contact and processing enquiries from Sea-Watch donors by email and via print mailings
  • Collaboration in the creation of print media and information material

We offer you:

  • A young, dynamic working environment
  • Flat hierarchies and plenty of room for personal initiative
  • Insight into the work of an NGO
  • A meaningful working environment
  • A thorough onboarding and support
  • A varied and interesting job
  • The opportunity to implement your own ideas
  • Payment of a BVG (Berlin public transport) ticket for the period of the internship
  • A remuneration of 450€ per month

We are looking forward to your application!

Please send your application before 15.12.2021 with CV and motivation letter to Please send attachments in one pdf-document not larger than 4MB.

As we are committed to a society free of racism and other forms discrimination, we are particularly happy to receive applications from women*, LGBTQI*, BIPoC, people with disabilities, people with a migration history and people from other groups that are underrepresented in the maritime and NGO world. You are welcome to refrain from providing application photos and information on age and marital status.

Your profile:

  • Enrolment or in training
  • Identification with the goals and contents of Sea-Watch e.V.
  • First experiences in fundraising or working for NGOs
  • Ability to address target groups appropriately in writing and via the phone
  • Very good language skills in German and English
  • Ability to work independently
  • Flexibility and ability to work in a team